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Tsunami TSAWESS 1102M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS 1102M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Price: $189.99

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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine
Weight
Lure
Weight
Price
TSAWESS-1102M
TSU-0195
Spinning11'2Medium--$189.99 USD
Surfcasting is usually a distance game with longer casts often required to reach prime territory. The Tsunami Elite Series surf rod selection has been designed to achieve maximum distance performance with the least amount of physical effort ! Each model has been tailored to specific lure/sinker and line ratings to allow for long hours of use without the fatigue often associated with other rods. Extra Long thick walled ferrules on the 70/ 30 split 2 piece models ensure one piece rod performance and strength while allowing for the portability of 2 piece 50/ 50 style surf rods.

Airwave Elite Surf Rods Feature:
  • High density, high fiber blank construction offers , light weight, increased sensitivity and faster shock recovery
  • Fuji reel seats and Fuji Concept K series braided line ready guides
  • Light durable diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
  • Models TSAWESS882M, TSAWESS962M , TSAWESS1062M , TSAWESS1102H are 70/30 split ferrule rods
  • Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods

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5 Stars based on 60 reviews
By 617
Boston
January 30, 2019
Great
At 9.5,, this rod size is perfect for throwing 1oz 2oz lures. Powerful stick.
By Daniel
Middlebury, CT
January 27, 2019
Good rod
I got this rod for tossing shads and bucktails in the inlets and it does the job fantasticly. only thing I do not care for is the butt cap is a littler larger than I like so it does not fit the D-rin I attach to my belt, otherwise great stick.
Prosgood stout rod for jigging, eeling and plugging. good moderate price point.
ConsButt cap is a little larger than I like but it is not overly bad.
By John
Cape Cod
January 25, 2019
can't wait for spring
Great price, fast delivery in perfect condition, very well packed for shipping. Very light , love the diameter and grip. Over all impressions are of very good quality
By Michael
Mount Pleasant, SC
January 10, 2019
932XH Pretty beefy
So far I've only had it out about a half a dozen times so my experience with it is limited.

But I have it paired with a Penn Spinfisher vi 5500 which size and balance wise seems to be a good match.

Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods.

^ Not the case on the one I received, (mine is 70/30) Must be a new model or a revamp. 70/30 is what I wanted anyway, so wont harp on it.

It is a very stout rod for a 9 footer. I bought it thinking it would be a good compromise between soaking bait and tossing lures. Generally speaking it isn't It's difficult finding lures that will actually load out a rod this beefy at a good price point, that or the ones you do find are huge or have huge hooks seeing they're 3-4 oz, that or they won't swim or act natural because they are so heavy.

As far as a set and soak rod though it will load and cast with as little as 2 oz+ some live or frozen mullet, especially on a dropper where all your weight or the bulk of it is at the terminal end of your line.

There could be more guides as well the ones that are on it are great just not enough of them while I believe they are Fuji K guides they're not in a "concept" layout. (8 or more with most of them close together and biased toward the tip of the rod {the ones toward the tip being relatively tiny}).

All in all it is a good caster with a long cast reel and proper line size as well as rig weight even an average person like me should be able to at least throw it 150 yards with minimal effort.

If you plan on fishing lures most of the time get a lighter rod, or a noodle, or even a steelhead rod.
ProsFast action backbone 70/30 split
ConsAlmost too heavy actioned for its size
By Joe
PA
December 28, 2018
Great Rod for up to 3 oz.
Delivery was quick and the rod is light and strong. I know it will be a reliable tool for many years.
Proslight weight, strong
Consit is still six feet long when broken down
By Jeff
Manchester-by-the-Sea
November 19, 2018
Great rod for the price
Very well built. All Fuji components including the reel seat. Rod is a lot lighter than I imagined. Casts 3-4 oz lures a long way.
Cons70/30 2 piece
By Tim
Long Island, NY
November 8, 2018
Light rod with nice action
I spent a lot of time looking for just the right rod. I came upon this rod from reviews on youtude. I was looking at this and a couple other brands. I finally saw this rod at a local fishing expo. At first I thought it was going to be too delicate. As it goes, I chose the Tsunami Airwave Elite 9'6 rod. I paired this rod with the Penn Slammer III 6500 reel.

My first use of the rod was casting a 2oz diamond jig. I was very happy with the rod from the very first cast. Felt effortless. Fished for about an hour until the jig got snagged in a muscle bed. Walked back and forth pulling trying to get it unsnagged until I gave up and cut the line.
ProsVery light nice action effortless to cast reasonably priced
Consnone yet
By Long Island fisherman
Long Island
November 4, 2018
Airwaves Elite882m
Bought this rod for fishing false albacore on Long Island.great rod for the speedy fish.rod is very light with good power for such a small diameter rod making it great when many casts are sometimes needed between nights.Rodrated to two ounces but able to cast 2 3/8 ounce super strike.great rod for medium size fish .would recommend
ProsLight weight good power
ConsHandle diameter thin but not a big problem after using it .could always put on a layer of cork tape
By Dick D
Rhode Island
October 10, 2018
Tsunami 9'6" Elite
Recently purchased this rod and have no regrets. Long casts and great fish handling ability . . . love the distance I'm casting SS poppers into the surf.
ProsLight and flexible.
By John O?Shaughnessy
Holbrook NY
October 4, 2018
Great Rod
This rod is outstanding if you are looking for a lighter rod that you can cast all day without fatigue and not compromise casting distance. Perfect for lighter lure surf fishing where a little extra distance is needed. I’ve used several times in windy situations to reach busting Albies that were a bit out of range for my 7’0 rod. Had no trouble casting a 7/8 oz epoxy jig a long way to reach them. Great backbone that handled the Albies with ease. Highly recommended.
ProsPerformance Price Comfort
ConsNone
By Dennis
Trinidad
September 26, 2018
Rod that never died
I love this rod a million times perfect rod
By Ron Fletcher
Alabama
September 13, 2018
1142XH. Wow !!!!!
After the 1102m came the 962m then 1202xxh and now I just had to have another. 1142XH. I've got it all covers. Thanks Tackle Direct !!!!!!
ProsTo many to list
ConsZERO-NADA-ZIP-NONE
By Marlon
Brooklyn, NY
September 13, 2018
TSAWESS-1102H
John Skinner Fishing recommended this rod for fishing the cape cod canal so, I purchased this as a back up to my St. Croix mojo 11’ MH rod. This rod is sturdy but light enough to feel the lightest of bites. I paired this with a penn clash 5000 and it balances well. I can cast pretty far and fish all day with this combo. That’s being said, I plan to upgrade the reel to the new Penn Spinfisher VI 6500 BLS. The customer service at tackle direct is top notch and shipping is really fast.
ProsEverything
ConsNone
By Ron Fletcher
Alabama
August 28, 2018
The perfect 12' bait rod Tsunami 1202XXH
I have the 962M and the 1102M so I had to try the 1202 XXH ! I needed a 6 to 10 ounce chunker I thought 8 to 16 might be a bit much ! I took it to the lake same day I received it ! I used 6-8-10 ounce sinkers. 6 was a little light but very doable !! 8 was excellent!! 10 was OMG !!!!! This rod is perfect for 8 to 10 !!! I mean great distance, guessing 140+ yards more than I was expecting ! Loads smoothly and recovers very very fast. I own St Croix Legend 3/4-4 Mojo 2-6 GSB Lami 2-5 and I find myself almost Heart broke that I spent the money on those high end rods. Tsunami all you need !!!!!! I put my Saltiga 7000H Dog Fight on 1202XXH and that's where it's staying !! Sure Wave Elite. All 3 !!!!!!!
ProsPriced for the working man, built for the retired everyday surf caster. Not worried about scuffing them up I won't have to save for 5 months to replace one. If ever needed. 70/30 split on all 3 models. Thanx for a great product Tsunami that's affordable!!!
Cons1102m and 962m need thicker grips from factory. Easy mod. Other than that. ZERO cons
By Jessie
nj
July 17, 2018
best rod brand out there for the price
They are literally manufactured around the corner from where i live ( less than 5 miles) in Mahwah NJ and are truly fantastic. I would recommend this company to anyone, plain and simple. This is my current pole from bottom fishing to Mahi Mahi and even smaller sharks. I even caught a 300+lb shark on my tsunami reel rated for 40 lb and my tsunami pole rated for 80-100 pound line in a chum slick 10 ft from the boat and wrenched him in. My father went out and bought a $300 custom rod years back for it's lightness and sensitivity, but when i handed him my rod to hold so i could get a sandwich, he he wouldn't give it back and went out and bought one of these. The thing is so sensitive you can literally feel the types of ocean floor terrain you are on, and distinguish bites from that, and also it is light as a feather.

ProsWell worth the money. Very sensitive. Light as a feather. Strong poles. Very good looking.
ConsAbsolutely none. Best rod i have ever used, and i have used a lot!
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Dan
from Pa asked:
January 7, 2017
What is the line and lure rating on the TSAWESS-1102M? Also which Sheild reel would fit this rod best, the 5K or 6K?
1 Answers
The lure rating is 1-4 oz. Line rating 15-30 lb. A 5000 size reel would be the appropriate fit for this rod.
Devon
on January 9, 2017

Ted
from MA asked:
November 15, 2016
Hi, I am looking for reel recommendations for the Tsunami TSAWESS 1102M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod. Will be using it for plugging off beaches and in cape cod canal. Was thinking of Daiwa BG but not sure what size.
1 Answers
The Shimano Ultegra 5500 would pair well with Tsunami TSAWESS 1102M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod.
Donald
on November 16, 2016

Jack
from virginia asked:
September 16, 2015
I have the tsunami 1102m and can't decide which ultegra would work best with rod.mainly would be using for 2 to 3 ounce pencils and SS little necks.5500 ci4,10000 series.
1 Answers
With that rod, I would recommend the 5500 size of that reel.
David
on September 17, 2015

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